Harry Dresden lives!
After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad - because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness.
After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long. And now, her word is his command, no matter what she wants him to do, no matter where she wants him to go, and no matter who she wants him to kill. Guess which one Mab wants first?
Of course, it won’t be an ordinary, everyday assassination. Mab wants her newest minion to pull off the impossible: kill an immortal. No problem there, right? And to make matters worse, there exists a growing threat to an unfathomable source of magic that could land Harry in the sort of trouble that will make death look like a holiday.
Beset by enemies new and old, Harry must gather his friends and allies, prevent the annihilation of countless innocents, and find a way out of his eternal subservience before his newfound powers claim the only thing he has left to call his own… his soul.
©2012 Jim Butcher (P)2012 Penguin Audio
It stayed busy. I listen while driving across the country and this one kept me listening the whole time.
I enjoyed Cold Days, as I have enjoyed every Dresden book since Storm Front. Like the title says, the story was solidly crafted. And although I've spent a load of time with Harry over the years, he's still keeping me entertained so I'll continue to read/listen. It feels like there's always something happening around the edges of a Dresden story, and it's that over-arching plot thread that drives my interest. I'm pretty sure I've read everything Jim Butcher's put out via Big Pub, and he's failed (miserably!) to disappoint me so far. Keep it up, sir!
The last book (Ghost Story) was much maligned for being read by someone other than James Marsters. Although I wasn't amongst the herd that were so put-off that they couldn't enjoy the story, it certainly was pleasant to hear the same Harry again.
Thanks to the author, the narrator, and the whole team!
Yes, if they like science fiction/fantasy. Even if they don't, the story is compelling.
The confrontation on the island between Butcher and friends and the Winter Court.
I don't want to give it away by saying more.
Yes, but it was great having it to return to when I could.
James Marsters is one of the best narrators out there. I am looking for books he narrates no matter who wrote them.
Oh yes, a real non stop action ride!
Mab is so bad she is good.....
there be monsters here....
Couln't stop listening well into the night
I actually did listen to Cold Days twice. Jim Butcher always has those tiny details that you might miss on the first go that turn out to be significant later. Listening it the second time was even better than the first!
I literally couldn't stop the recording until the end. I had to finish it. This is a great addition to the series. The ending sets up nicely for the next book, which I'll be anxiously waiting for. I just hope it doesn’t take too long. James Marsters, as always, does a fantastic job with the character voices. I nearly spit my soda out when I heard him do a female pixie voice, but he pulled it off.
It was a good installment in a great series. Nice to have Harry back and struggling to do the right thing again. If you like the other books, you'll enjoy this one too.
A part time Library Assistant and general lover of books and stories.
The narrator used a good variety of voices and injected personality into the voices he created.
Very high in my list of favorites
Harry was back to being Harry....loved his interactions with Thomas.
His performance and voices for all of the characters are so distinctive and rich.
I laughed out loud many time and yes,,,I cried a bit too.
Can't wait for the next installment in the series.
Jim Butcher takes the reader on another wonderful adventure with Dresden escaping seemingly no-win situations. Dresden gets himself into very interesting situations as the White Knight with a target on his back. His friends (and a few enemies) come to his rescue more than once just when it seems Dresden's doomed for sure.
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